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Take a mokoro safari in the Okavango
spot elephants in Chobe, meet the
San Bushman Tribe in the Kalahari
Take a look at our Botswana Holiday Ideas
... after a spot of wildlife tracking or a boat safari
Be inspired by our Botswana Family Holiday Ideas.
Botswana is quintessential safari wilderness. A vast empty country of wetlands, savannah, desert and salt pans make Botswana an ideal safari holiday destination if you want to see wildlife in a variety of different habitats. Nearly three quarters of the country is covered by the magnificent Kalahari Desert, while in the north lies the Okavango Delta, the largest wetland delta in the world, and the Chobe National Park, famous for its huge herds of game, especially elephant.
The most popular safari areas in Botswana are: the Okavango Delta, where we recommend both a dry-land and a wet-delta game-viewing experience; Chobe National Park particularly good for elephants; and the Kalahari for a San Bushman and desert experience. The best way to see the highlights of Botswana is to visit a combination of areas, depending on your interests. Most of the game rich areas in Botswana have been split up into private concessions and then leased to different operators to run as low impact and volume, high end tourist spots. The benefits of these concessions guarantees you an almost completely private safari.
The Okavango Delta is Botswana’s most popular destination for safari holidays. Moremi and the Khwai Concession as well as the central Okavanago are our recommendations for fully immersing yourself in the Okavango and are featured in most of our Botswana holiday ideas. There are also excellent opportunities for adventure, horseback and walking safaris.
“What we want more than anything is to fulfil people’s dreams. For many guests, visiting here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we want to ensure it’s completely unforgettable. As a small, independent and owner-run camp, we can focus on details and personal touches. It should feel like coming home to guests.”
“Having spent so much our time working in luxury lodges, we wanted our guests to enjoy similar levels of comfort at a reasonable rate and more importantly be able to take comfort that in choosing Bakwena as their destination, they have also made the right choice for the environment.”
“We fell in love with the Muchenje site 14 years ago and are proud to have been involved everyday since the first brick was laid. At Muchenje we know we are blessed – with a great Lodge, great staff, great view, and we are in one of the great wildlife areas of Africa!.”
The experience was fantastic. The African culture, the wildlife and all the personal touches from the lodge hosts. A measure of a good holiday is one you want to repeat; we would both do this trip again tomorrow – brilliant.
We loved every minute of our safari – each place and lodge visited was very different, with its own unique experiences. All in all it was a wonderful adventure with the most beautiful of scenery and people. Our driver was very informative and determined to find us every wild animal under the sun! No rhino but we did see a spitting cobra and a massive python!
We loved the safari in Botswana. The lodges and the quality of guides was truly outstanding. It was a phenomenal experience that give us memories to last a lifetime.
The honeymoon of a lifetime! Great service from James. We loved the safari in the Okavango Delta – great guides/trackers, good service and saw some great animals. A fabulous location.
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“I find that when travelling, I take on so many more challenges and do things I would never normally do, it makes me a bolder and braver person. I love making memories I will always treasure”
“I love the freedom that travel brings, learning about the area, spending time with local people and exploring completely new places.”
“Going away feeds my soul, I love finding places that make me want to stop for a moment and breathe it all in. It’s about creating memories that stand out in my mind, an escape from routine.”
“I love to travel so I can turn my imagination into reality, instead of thinking about how places might be, I want to see them as they truly are.”
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